H1N1 in Norwegian pig farm

13-10-2009 | |

A pig herd in the Norwegian county of Nord-Troendelag has been found infected with H1N1 and has now been quarantined.

The Norwegian Food Inspectorate is now carrying out testing a number of pig breeding farms.

“What has happened is that the animals have received the infection through contact with a human who has been carrying the disease. We take this very seriously, since we have never before encountered pigs with swine flu in Norway, said Kristina Landsverk, director of the Norwegian Food Inspectorate.

Employees who suspect they may be carrying the virus have been told to stay away from the barn.


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